What is EAPPkt?

EAPPkt.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if EAPPkt.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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EAPPkt.sys file information

The process known as Realtek EAPPkt Protocol Driver or NDIS User mode I/O Driver belongs to software Realtek EAPPkt Protocol or NETGEAR (version WG111v3 wireless USB) by Realtek ( or Windows ( (version 2000 DDK provider).

Description: EAPPkt.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file EAPPkt.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 38,144 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 66,048 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The application has no file description. EAPPkt.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with EAPPkt.sys, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > NETGEAR WG111v3 wireless USB).

Recommended: Identify EAPPkt.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EAPPkt.sys. Therefore, you should check the EAPPkt.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

rien je l'ai perdu et l'ordi plante
Airlink101 PCI, USB, & PCcard wireless packet driver
  tom w   (further information)
Have it, autostarts, seems like a wireless driver to me.
Used by USB TV stick
  Rob Judd  

Summary: Average user rating of EAPPkt.sys: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving EAPPkt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with EAPPkt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the EAPPkt.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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